Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author



Writing Uphill:

My Thoughts


The Craft





Desert Reflections


Slaying the School  Visit


By Any Other Name


Anthropological  World Building






RMC-SCBWI Michelle Begley

Mentor Program

Invited Mentor

January  through May


CCIRA Conference on Literacy-

50th Anniversary Conference

Invited Author

February 1 - 4

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


Annual Authors' Festival

(A Writing Mini-Conference for Grades 3-8)

Saturday, February 4

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Denver, CO


11th Annual Mountain of Authors

Showcase Author

Saturday, April 8

11:00 - 5:00


Pikes Peak Writers Conference-

Silver Jubilee

Invited Author

April 28-30

Colorado Springs Marriott

Colorado Springs, CO


Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter.  A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.


When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy at her writing desk. Best thing ever: her YA series, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.


She is represented by Amanda Rutter at Red Sofa Literary amanda@redsofaliterary.com


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                         Latest News - February 2017



Another nifty review!


"This exciting fantasy combines modern life with Irish legends...I suggest grabbing the whole series about Finn and his friends and enjoying them right through to FINN'S CHOICE."

            ~ Fresh Fiction.com







Short-listed for

The 2016 Chatelaine Award



Now available on Audible!

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